Venture Capital Funding

Top five European venture capital deals of Q3 2014

With the value of equity investments into European-based companies climbing steadily during 2014, GrowthBusiness looks at those closing the biggest deals of the last quarter.


Problems persist for SMEs says European Commission

SME employment levels in Europe currently sit 1.9 million below the figure recorded just before the economic crisis of 2008.


Trailblazing entrepreneurs: Europe's Allstar Company of the Year

As the five companies making up the shortlist for Europe's Allstar Company, GrowthBusiness profiles Achica, BlaBlaCar, Farfetch, NewVoiceMedia and Zound Industries to find out what goes into creating and growing a leading technology company.


Index Ventures endorses growing European tech scene with new investment pot

With $550 million of new funds at its disposal, we discover why Index Ventures has never been more sure of the European technology market and what it looks for from investable entrepreneurs.


European car markets continue to increase

With car companies in Europe experiencing a surge, which ones are doing particularly well?


Fear of risk and lack of opportunity turning off potential European entrepreneurs

Young people in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America are far more likely than Europeans to feel positive about starting up a business, a new survey shows.

Mergers & Acquisitions

European austerity measures stifling M&A activity, say dealmakers

Dealmakers in Europe want to see governments drop plans for austerity measures and resort to spending in order to stimulate mergers and acquisitions in 2013.


Index keeps faith in Europe with new €350 million fund

A new fund of €350 million from Index Ventures is expected to go primarily to Europe-based entrepreneurs pursuing global opportunities.


Wol Kolade: Life beyond Euroland

Don't waste time wishing the Eurozone mess will all go away. GrowthBusiness blogger Wol Kolade writes that SMEs who run with it and look at other options, may just turn a bad situation to an advantage.


European VCs faring better than US

Disclosed venture capital (VC) investment in European companies totalled €1.4 billion (£1.1 billion) in the first quarter of 2008, rebounding from a weak fourth quarter.